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by Lee Short
May 22nd, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Morgon. How are other '09s drinking?
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: TN: 2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Morgon. How are other '09s drinking?

Haven't had any 09s recently, but I the Brun Moulin-a-Vent is often a wine for the long haul. The 00 is still on the early side of maturity.
by Lee Short
May 22nd, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis
Replies: 48
Views: 1833

Re: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis

SC Mountain Chard is a leaner style than say Russian River or Napa, but they are still a poster child of new world fruitier versions of Chardonnay in comparison to mineral driven, higher acid Chablis. Perhaps Oregon/Washington would be closer stylistically than SC Mountains. So I completely agree t...
by Lee Short
May 22nd, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help
Replies: 36
Views: 1180

Re: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help

3,000 dollars to ship 42 bottles of wine? Damn. You can't Fed Ex them? If you are truly compelled to transport them, that's hardly any space you are taking up. Keep them in the temperature controlled part of the vehicle with you and they will remain at the same temperature as you for the entire tri...
by Lee Short
May 18th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 3322

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

I don't, for the reasons others have said. I've got a substantial number of bottles, and entering them all would be a nontrivial task. I've made an uneasy truce with the amount of paperwork I already have in my life, and adding in the everyday chore of entering new purchases and bottles consumed isn...
by Lee Short
May 18th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine de Courcel Pommard 1er Cru Grand Clos des Épenots
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine de Courcel Pommard 1er Cru Grand Clos des Épenots

Thanks for the note, Doug. Don't have the 02 Epenots, just the Rugiens, and wasn't planning on opening one for another five years or more. It sounds like my intuition was good, but it's good to have some degree of confirmation.
by Lee Short
May 16th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hungarian wine to bring back to the states
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: Hungarian wine to bring back to the states

Todd Hamina wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Something from the Szepsy family.
Listen to Todd, for he is wise man.
by Lee Short
May 15th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best $20-$25 wine
Replies: 16
Views: 867

Re: Best $20-$25 wine

White: I can't help you with a selection from CA, but if you're willing to make this your one Euro wine, the 2017 Pepiere Muscadet Clos des Briords is a knock out. You won't regret it. Sparkling: I can't improve on your own idea of Schramsberg. I do quite like the Signal Ridge "Little Pink Bubbles,"...
by Lee Short
May 14th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?
Replies: 15
Views: 1029

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Bumping this thread to see if we can't actually get something hashed out.

Last Friday in May? First Friday in June?
by Lee Short
May 14th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9748

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

As it happens, going through some old papers a couple of days ago, I stumbled on the 1983 catalog for Brookline Liquor Mart, Classic's retail outlet. An interesting walk down memory lane with these Guigal prices: 1974 and 1977 Cote Rotie - La Mouline, $23.95 (now $250+, or 10x the 1983 price) 1979 ...
by Lee Short
May 11th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings
Replies: 42
Views: 2251

Re: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings

How often is often? In any case, it's not often the case amongst the pinot producers that I buy. At the same time, I've seen it be the case more often than one would think. But that's still not more than like 10% of the time, at most. And maybe for other producers, it's true more often than I suspec...
by Lee Short
May 11th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 75
Views: 2081

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

Maybe the question should be what big red should I be drinking sub 20? Rioja, Chianti? Rioja and Chianti are not the recs I'd be making for Cabernet substitutes, at least not typical Rioja and Chianto. But really -- what are some examples of Cabernets you have liked? I think Zinfandel is a good rec...
by Lee Short
May 9th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me with a sparkling wine tasting party
Replies: 28
Views: 698

Re: Help me with a sparkling wine tasting party

Here's what I'd do, trying to get a good sampling of styles and regions. Most styles have good recs in this thread, so I won't repeat those here, but will add some of my own. 1. Champagne -- Bereche Reserve, Chartogne-Taillet Cuvee St Anne 2. California -- Schramsberg 3. Oregon (or Washington) -- Me...
by Lee Short
May 5th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing help. Fish Veracruz
Replies: 17
Views: 472

Re: Pairing help. Fish Veracruz

Txakolina, either rose or white. Or rose cava
by Lee Short
May 5th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?
Replies: 66
Views: 2563

Re: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?

The only domaine I still buy to age is Louis Michel from Chablis. I've had good luck with older bottles, and the tariff is still quite reasonable even if you factor in some risk. I have one bottle left of the 1996 Montee de Tonnerre. While I'm planning on drinking it soon, I'm in no rush.
by Lee Short
May 4th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years
Replies: 47
Views: 2322

Re: Top 5 burgs you would store for the next 10 years

Lots of great suggestions here. If I had to pick 5 with a max of $125, I'd go with Lafarge Beaune Greves Chandon de Briailles Corton-Bressandes (Clos du Roi, if you can get a deal) Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches Robert Chevillion Nuits Les Cailles JF Mugnier Nuits Clos de la Marechal If not for the...
by Lee Short
May 4th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rose
Replies: 40
Views: 1504

Re: 2018 Rose

I've liked the Gobelburg Cistercien and the Crowley Rose of Pinot Noir quite well. Got the Ameztoi Rubentis on deck for when I get back home, it sure looks like rose weather in pdx.
by Lee Short
April 24th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Cappellano Barbera d'Alba Gabutti (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: TN: 2011 Cappellano Barbera d'Alba Gabutti (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)

I lucked into a few bottles of the one off AB Normal release from Cappellano. Long cask aging of an 04 Barbera (IIRC) - so long they had to come up with a fantasy name for it as it didn't fit the rules. Wine is still youthful and delicious. Granted, I have always had a soft spot for the grape, but ...
by Lee Short
April 23rd, 2019, 11:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 8230

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

93 red Burgs were originally scored 57 Cote de Beaune and 63 Cote de Nuits. Those were the days. 1993 reds and whites were cheap at auction for years until people caught on that he didn’t know what he was talking about. At retail, too. And the 1991 reds, even more so. A well-known chain in the Twin...
by Lee Short
April 23rd, 2019, 10:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite Pu-Erh tea?
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: What's your favorite Pu-Erh tea?

The Tao of Tea in PDX used to have some special aged Pu-erhs that were quite good. We drink them slowly, so we still have a fair bit from the last time we stocked up, 5 or so years ago. I was relatively impressed with their entire line of Pu-erh at the time, so I'd expect that you can do well with t...
by Lee Short
April 22nd, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 634
Views: 44405

Re: Official kitchen knife thread

Do they stay sharp when used on porcelain? The only thing that I've found to stay sharp in the average steak knife use case is serrated. I once looked around a bit for end-grain wooden steak plates, but didn't find anything satisfactory. We don't actually eat much steak, but we eat enough lamb to ma...
by Lee Short
April 21st, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 459
Views: 34329

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

To welcome a couple of great spring days here in PDX, we've opened the Signal Ridge "Little Pink Bubbles" Rose NV and the Briceland NV Rose of Sangiovese. I think that was our last bottle of the Signal Ridge -- I feel bad about not having any real notes on any of them, but it's not a tasting note ki...
by Lee Short
April 18th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dig through this wine list challenge.
Replies: 41
Views: 1560

Re: Dig through this wine list challenge.

Jim Anderson wrote:
April 18th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Head spinning list for sure. If you can’t go big because it doesn’t make sense given the situation maybe just the Triennes Rose. Would be terrific with the gumbo and really easy on the wallet as well.
+1 to this.

Or beer, as others have said.
by Lee Short
April 18th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 3035

Re: What's your house champagne?

I'm with those who don't really have a stock house champagne, preferring to buy small lots for the most part.

If I had to pick the most common bottle, it would probably be Huet [grin.gif]
by Lee Short
April 15th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?
Replies: 32
Views: 780

Re: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?

matsutake, porcini, morel, black trumpet, yellowfeet, hedgehogs, chanterelles, coral mushrooms are all first rate. Yellowfeet should be simply dry sauteed in butter. Morels and chanterelles work well with cream. Fresh porcini caps roasted with olive oil and S+P are fantastic. Matsutake are great in ...
by Lee Short
April 8th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad
Replies: 78
Views: 2698

Re: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad

Alan Eden wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 10:05 am
I bought the Demeyer Atlantis 9.4 inch for $99, unbelievable quality and value and as Al states very handy for smaller portions
Nice score. I love my Demeyere, though none of it is Atlantis.
by Lee Short
April 8th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad
Replies: 78
Views: 2698

Re: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad

Al Osterheld wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 9:16 am
When cooking for one, I often use a skillet that size.

-Al
I often use a smaller skillet when cooking for two. A thick-cut steak or pork chop for two isn't all that big, and I'd much rather have a smaller thicker piece of protein than a thinner larger one.
by Lee Short
April 7th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: old musar and chinon
Replies: 22
Views: 1055

Re: old musar and chinon

Much as I love mid-90s Druet, I've never had a bottle of Clos de Danzay that I really liked. There were stooopid good deals recently from K&L on the Grand Mont and Vaumoreau, though.
by Lee Short
March 25th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Latour 2009 Chambertin
Replies: 24
Views: 1427

Re: Louis Latour 2009 Chambertin

Have you tried other Louis Latour reds and liked them? The reds have a rep as being clumsy, and nothing you'd want in a red burgundy. I haven't tried them myself, I can't vouch for that assessment. But I do know that I'd try some other Latour red before jumping in for $180. For $180 you find some gr...
by Lee Short
March 12th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post wines that tastes like cheese please!
Replies: 26
Views: 946

Re: Post wines that tastes like cheese please!

Non-premoxed old Dauvissat.
by Lee Short
March 4th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amore for Amarone?
Replies: 28
Views: 1301

Re: Amore for Amarone?

Every time I drink a young Amarone, I ask myself why I did. Every time I drink an old Amarone, I ask myself why I'm not buying more. I really don't have enough experience to make recommendations other than that.
by Lee Short
March 2nd, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets
Replies: 15
Views: 815

Re: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets

scamhi wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 7:24 am
https://www.darto.org/us/products/
look at Darto Pans made in Argentina. Of pressed steel not cast. Truly beautiful once seasoned non stick. Super high quality
Carbon steel? The website isn't exactly forthcoming.
by Lee Short
February 25th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 634
Views: 44405

Re: Official kitchen knife thread

Anyone have a knife made of VG-10, if so likes/dislikes? I have a couple. They are my better guest knives (ie, for the guests that I trust with Japanese steel at all), and my traveling knives. They don't have the very sharpest edge, or the very best retention, but they were eye-opening when I just ...
by Lee Short
February 25th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine drinking in France sucks poll
Replies: 47
Views: 1851

Re: Wine drinking in France sucks poll

Markus S wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 7:25 am
Alan Eden wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 7:08 am
... im full of shit.
You said it and stepped in it. [snort.gif]
Yeah, why wasn't that option available in the poll? As Alan Rath points out, all the others are inconsistently true at best. But that one is true with some consistency.
by Lee Short
February 13th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the Producers of Volnay
Replies: 115
Views: 4601

Re: Understanding the Producers of Volnay

Todd Hamina wrote:
February 13th, 2019, 5:48 pm
If you can get your hands on some Gerard Potel Pousse D'Or you should. Beautiful usage of whole cluster.
Todd is right. Do this thing.

Like Maureen, I am down to a very few precious bottles left.
by Lee Short
February 8th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mailing List Good and Bad Deals
Replies: 27
Views: 2261

Re: Mailing List Good and Bad Deals

Vincent is definitely a mailing list where the offers are attractively priced. Pre-release, but the offers come out not all that far in advance of when you get your wine.
by Lee Short
February 4th, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 4225

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

If we're talking the single best cherry-picked bottle, my vote is for burgundy. If we're talking what there's a reasonable selection of readily available wines in the price range, then Oregon.
by Lee Short
January 25th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Musar
Replies: 16
Views: 588

Re: TN: 1991 Musar

BTW, this was pulled from the cellar (at 56F) and served within 15 minutes, with no decant. So definitely on the cooler side.
by Lee Short
January 25th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Musar
Replies: 16
Views: 588

TN: 1991 Musar

The cork was soaked all the way through, and dried bits of wine glued the capsule to the neck of the bottle. I think this is just a bad cork, as other bottles from the case have not been like this. But they've all had at least a little bit of seepage. So maybe heat damage after all? In any case -- a...
by Lee Short
January 22nd, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ESJ-like Berserkers Days Syrah Should I Buy?
Replies: 22
Views: 1373

Re: What ESJ-like Berserkers Days Syrah Should I Buy?

L-M makes notably larger scaled wines than ESJ. That said, I love their Syrah. Steve Edmunds has Syrah available. Get in touch with him. +1 I think the closest BD syrahs to the ESJ style are Cabot and Briceland. But they're not really that close, IME. If what you want is ESJ, just get the real thing.
by Lee Short
January 18th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 459
Views: 34329

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Briceland 2014 Ronda’s vnyd Pinot: with about an hour decant, a lovely Pinot, restrained and still a little young, but excellent fruit acid and good intensity. I figure it needs another couple of years cellaring to really shine, but it has class and is a great value. An easy repeat buy given the ch...
by Lee Short
January 7th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular Through 1/27/19 LAST CALL
Replies: 84
Views: 3537

Re: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular 1/11/19-1/13/19

How much of it do we actually have to drink? That's the crux of the issue here.
by Lee Short
January 5th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne takes another victim
Replies: 22
Views: 1489

Re: Champagne takes another victim

OK, I give up, how did the bottle "explode" then? Just reading the article: "Less common is a bottle itself actually shattering, which is usually due to a fault with the glass." Yeah, I once went to the ER from a faulty glass bottle of Domaine du Pouy. I was using an ah-so, and the neck of the bott...
by Lee Short
January 2nd, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You can all kiss my Welsh ass
Replies: 71
Views: 4167

Re: You can all kiss my Welsh ass

Welsh ass is dead at retail. Sure, Welsh ass may be an elitist product, and unavailable at your nearby chain store. Of course some establishments hold it behind the counter for their better customers. But it's widely available in the larger markets, and by mail order. Though some folks have reporte...
by Lee Short
December 27th, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy is dead at retail
Replies: 88
Views: 5183

Re: Burgundy is dead at retail

That said, I don't ever buy it anymore. This thread is great evidence of how Burgundy prices have just exploded in recent years, which has priced me out of the market. I think this is only true if your idea of Burgundy only includes the Code de Nuits (plus Volnay). I really haven't seen any explosi...
by Lee Short
December 25th, 2018, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy is dead at retail
Replies: 88
Views: 5183

Re: Burgundy is dead at retail

Lee, It’s interesting that you mention the Mugneret Gibourg Bourgogne. While it has gone over $50 for the 2016, I still think it crushes California Pinot Noir at the same price, and beats most producers village Burgs. Not sure where I’ll top out, but I haven’t yet. Yeah, it was the last one to go. ...
by Lee Short
December 25th, 2018, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy is dead at retail
Replies: 88
Views: 5183

Re: Burgundy is dead at retail

Much as I enjoy Alan being smacked around, and it should be done regularly and twice on Christmas Day, there is some truth in what he says at least for Burgundy. The Bordeaux and Napa stuff is of course nonsense. But if you look around, Bourgogne from good producers can be found for less. How about...
by Lee Short
December 25th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge
Replies: 21
Views: 587

Re: TN: 2002 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge

the 1990 Drouhin Mouches was one of the red burgundies of my year. Lovely note on the 2002 Very interesting, sadly hard to source. I do have some ‘93 in long term storage and yet to open any. Merry Christmas, everyone. The 93 was fantastic young. I bought a few bottles and stupidly didn't save even...
by Lee Short
December 9th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Question (Again)
Replies: 33
Views: 1900

Re: Zalto Question (Again)

If you could only purchased one style of Zalto glasses (Universal, Bordeaux, or Burgundy) to use on a daily basis to drink a variety of reds, which would you suggest? I drink mostly Grenache/Syrah, Pinot noir, then cab based wines. I do have a set of Riedal burgundy stems. Thanks for taking the tim...
by Lee Short
December 8th, 2018, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?
Replies: 30
Views: 1373

Re: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?

I find that the sediment adds a sour twang that is not pleasant and I avoid it. I find this in ALL the reds I drink. It's why I try to transport reds far in advance but especially Burgundy. I don't have as much experience as others here...but EVERY Pinot Noir that I've had that was more than 10 yea...
by Lee Short
December 6th, 2018, 7:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Vegetable (Chinese) cleaver - Shun Classic or?
Replies: 22
Views: 1010

Re: Vegetable (Chinese) cleaver - Shun Classic or?

Go to chinatown and buy the real deal. They'll last longer than any of us. What Betty said. Your cleaver is not where you put your "fancy knife" money. *edited to correct for my own stupidity. Totally disagree with this. But then, I've got a Sugimoto No 6, and I use it all the time. It's the most e...

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